A sculpture in a glass case consisting of a taxidermy squirrel and suspended bluebottlesA Hanging Fog, squirrel (taxidermy), bluebottles, nylon

The taxidermy artworks of Claire Morgan serve as eerily pretty meditations on nature and the cycle of life and death. In her works, Morgan uses a mixture of natural materials – taxidermy animals, seeds and other plant matter – as well as synthetics like plastic and nylon. I find the combination of the two lends extra power to these already monumental sculptural pieces.

 


A taxidermy wood mouse at the bottom of a sculpture created of suspended dandelion seedsOver…

Read more



An abstract painting with swirls of purple, yellow and blue"Octopus's Garden" - The Beatles, oil and acrylic on canvas

Marilyn Nelson, is our featured artist today! Marilyn is currently working mainly in abstract painting, taking the inspiration for her images from music. These musical paintings vary widely in colour and tone, but all are painted with swirling, carefree brush strokes that seem to mimic the movements of dance.


An abstract work meant to emulate the feeling of K.D. Lang's Hallelujah"Hallelujah" - K.D. Lang, oil on canvas

It’s easy to see where the…

Read more



A bulbous, doughy sculpture made from pink polyurethane foam with bread ties stuck in itAnthropocentric Specimen 033, polyurethane foam, found objects 

Today let’s look at Toronto-based artist Stephanie Cormier. Stephanie uses many different techniques and materials to make her work, which is often sculptural or project-based.

 

Stephanie’s "Anthropocentric Specimens" are lovely – they are all very obviously constructed from found and non-organic materials, and yet they do have a biological feeling to them, like…

Read more



A photograph of Tracey Emin looking thoughtful in her studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Tracey Emin. Tracey is part of a loosely collected group of artists known as the Young British Artists, a term applied to those who graduated from England’s Goldsmith College in the late 1980’s and have enjoyed surging popularity in the art world ever since.

 

Tracey’s works are in many different mediums, from drawing and painting to needlework and textile art, to large installations and video…

Read more



A collaged image of several baby birds in a nest

Untitled


Sandra Sugimoto is a children’s book illustrator and art teacher, who creates delicately layered images of paper and fabric scraps.

 

Sandra’s professional illustrations feature children and animals in scenes both fantastic and calm, using bright colours and simple shapes, overlaid to form more complex forms. I find Sandra’s illustrations so adorable and relaxing to look at! The subtle repetition of shapes and the…

Read more



A painting of what appears to be a clump of black feathers on a beige backgroundBlack Hybrid III, oil on birch panel, Robert Porazinski

It’s time for another Curated Collection! This month’s theme is Negative Space. Negative space is the space in an artwork, be that in a painting, photograph, or even a sculpture that is not used – basically, the opposite of the image. Negative space may not seem important at first, but it can really set the tone for a picture, and determine whether or not an image has…

Read more



A realistic portrait of a woman with blonde hair and glasses on wood panelJohanna Heldebro, acrylic on wood panel

Montreal artist Graham Hall is an accomplished painter and illustrator, jumping between styles and subjects with apparent ease. Graham’s style ranges from cartoonish, quickly done line art in his drawings, to very smooth realistic portraits and clean, geometric lines.

 


An abstract geometric painting with a honeycomb pattern covering the substrateMorpeheon, acrylic on wood panel

All of Graham’s work is wonderfully expressive, and it’s nice that it doesn’t lose…

Read more



A painting of a red, bulbous flowerFire in the Desert, oil on canvas

These deep colours and wild brushstrokes are the work of Ella Sandow, our featured artist for today. Ella finds much of her inspiration in nature, with many of her paintings focusing specifically on flowers and plants.

 


A gallery screen capture on the art website of Ella SandowDeviant Nature gallery on Ella's website

I find Ella’s use of black backgrounds interesting – it isn’t a tone I’d normally associate with floral paintings, however it does seem…

Read more



A loose portrait of a woman wearing a colourful sweater and smoking a cigarWoman with a Cigar

Barry Scanlan is our featured artist for today! Barry creates inviting, naïve-style paintings that may look simplistic, but often have complex ideas behind them, and are painted using many different materials including acrylic, pumice, sand, clay, oil, and latex. Such a complex mixture creates paintings that demand to be seen up close.

 


A painting of a gray house on a wildly abstracted backgroundGray House

 
A screen capture of the front page of Barry Scanlan's art websitewww.barryscanlanart.com 

Large, heavy brushstrokes and bright…

Read more



A painting of two African masks by Cecile Blanche Bekolo KoeMask 02

Today’s featured artist hails from Brossard, Quebec – though she was born in Cameroon and has lived all over the world. Cecile Blanche Bekolo Koe creates joyful, positive artworks that utilize clean lines and bright colours to create a great sense of exuberance in her subject matter.

 

"On The Road" painting series on the website of Cecile Blanche Bekolo KoeCecile's gallery, "On The Road", on her website

I really enjoy the way that Cecile combines bright, splashy patterns and washes of paint with…

Read more


 


Anni Albers weaving on a loom in her studio in Black Mountain College

 

Today’s studio Sunday will focus on Anni Albers. One of the most important and well-known textile artists of the 20th century, Albers is known for her loom-woven works, and is seen here weaving in her studio at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Albers’ husband Josef, another noted artist and educator, was a teacher at the college.

 

I imagine a textile studio to be slightly different from, say, a painting or sculpture…

Read more



A photo of Theaster Gates with employees and assistants in his pottery studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Theaster Gates. Gates was trained in pottery, and though he now works in a wide variety of media creating a number of different types of artworks, he still uses ceramics and pottery frequently in his work. The studio pictured above is Gate’s pottery workspace, located in what used to be a beer warehouse in Chicago.

 

Gates is highly interested in the restoration and transformation of spaces,…

Read more



A standing clay sculpture of a robot dressed for the beachLil' Nemo

Today let’s look at featured artist John Brickels and his intricate stoneware works. John uses both slab and extruded stoneware clay to produce his works which range from small-scale, stylized replicas of buildings, to complex car parts mounted into the gutted bodies of real automobiles.

 


A sculpture composed of a gutted Mustang car body with replacement parts made of clayMustang


John Brickels' website of his vehicle sculpturesVehicle sculptures on www.brickels.com

I’m a big fan of John’s robot sculptures, life-sized clay sculptures made to look like…

Read more



A portrait painting of a young woman looking directly at the viewerUntitled commission, acrylic on cradled wood panel

 

Our featured artist today is David Yawman, based out of Beacon and Brooklyn, New York. David paints a range of subjects in acrylic. I really love David’s portrait paintings, where he shows off his knack for capturing moods and expressions with his brush.

 


An abstract painting of a wild mess of colours atop a neckSatyr, acrylic on canvas

David also has a series of paintings where he captures dreams in an abstracted style. Most of these…

Read more



A photograph of an electric blue puff of smoke floating in a gardenFloirstics

Irby Pace makes strange, ghostly works that seem like scenes straight out of one’s dreams or nightmares. Pace creates his works by looking closely at everyday objects and machines, figuring out how things work and exploiting these processes for aesthetic and conceptual interest.

 


A digital print of a photo of the sky replicated four timesMulti Sky, archival digital print

In one of Pace’s most recent series, clouds of coloured smoke invade photographs of various locations,…

Read more


Make your artist website easy

and focus your time on making art.

GET STARTED NOW

Try free for 30 days. No payment required.